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Does anyone know if this Atari classic was ever released for the Atari ST as I can't find it anywhere on the game archives.

I'm sure it was (loved it in the arcade) but can't trust my memory whether it was actually available (for ST) as I'm sure i would have bought it at the time if it was......

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No Atari ST release.

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thanks :(

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I looked it up and they didn't even release it for the Atari Lynx. Epyx never released Skate Or Die for the ST\Amiga.
It would be nice if someone converted it to the ST. The Spectrum version was good.

The arcade machine used Atari System 2 which Super Sprint and Paperboy used.
It had a T11 processor @ 10MHz (Tiny PDP-11), YM2151, 2xPokey and TMS5220 @ 625 kHz.
The screen resolution was 512x384.

It's a bit surprising Atari were still using the T11 at that time. In 1985 you'd think they'd say we're building a home computer with a 68k in it, let's use the 68k in our arcade machines so we can port the games more easily to the ST.
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Atari games != Atari corp

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I think without the rotary joystick the game just wasn't good. Trying playing it on mame to see the difference the proper control system makes to that game.

I think 720 is my all time favourite arcade game and i'm still traumatized by the time when i went to my local arcade during school lunch time to see the machine had gone :(.

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Chris Butler did a decent enough job on the Pal C64 version.


Crying shame the Lynx version was canned.

As for Skate Or Die?

Even in early days of the ST , E.A content to take a cautious, wait and see how the machine sells attitude towards it, so unlikely to commit the resources converting titles to it in huge numbers.

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TWINKYTWONKA wrote:I think without the rotary joystick the game just wasn't good. Trying playing it on mame to see the difference the proper control system makes to that game.

I think 720 is my all time favourite arcade game and i'm still traumatized by the time when i went to my local arcade during school lunch time to see the machine had gone :(.
Some of the ports to later systems were not too bad - the PSP had a version on there and the small nub of the controller i think worked well although nothing can replicate the real machine.

And as for trauma for the machine my local arcade removed it , and it arrived back a few weeks later converted into a Turtles machines :-(

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zaphod79 wrote:
TWINKYTWONKA wrote:I think without the rotary joystick the game just wasn't good. Trying playing it on mame to see the difference the proper control system makes to that game.

I think 720 is my all time favourite arcade game and i'm still traumatized by the time when i went to my local arcade during school lunch time to see the machine had gone :(.
Some of the ports to later systems were not too bad - the PSP had a version on there and the small nub of the controller i think worked well although nothing can replicate the real machine.

And as for trauma for the machine my local arcade removed it , and it arrived back a few weeks later converted into a Turtles machines :-(

OMG that is awful. Its funny how these events stick with people. I remember back in the summer of 1984 ( i think) on a Saturday afternnon my arcade got a brand new hypersports machine and everyone was amazed by the awesome music and the new events. Went to the the arcade first thing sunday with 10p's in hand and the thing had gone. Apparently, the arcade decided to send it to one of their other sites 100's of miles away.

If you dont have half the flesh removed from your middle finger then you aren't have the ultimate 720 experience :)

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